Aftershock Lineup: Tool, Avenged Sevenfold Top Tremendous Rock Festival Bill

Ready for a rock festival done right? This one’s going to be huge. An awe-inspiring, momentous music lineup led by the legndary prog-rock gods Tool and industry dominators Avenged Sevenfold has been unveiled for the fifth annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, which makes its celebrated return to Sacramento, California’s Discovery Park Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23.

California’s biggest rock festival will feature over 35 bands on three stages at Discovery Park, conveniently located near downtown Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. 

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The current daily music lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock is as follows:

Saturday, October 22: Tool, Slayer, Primus, Meshuggah, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Baroness, Face To Face, Deafheaven, Motionless In White, Avatar, American Sharks, Whores, Twelve Foot Ninja, The Shrine, Aeges, Big Jesus

Sunday, October 23: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Disturbed, Puscifer, Chevelle, Ghost, Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction, Zakk Sabbath, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Ignite, Some Fear None, Silver Snakes

“We’re excited to give fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Primus, Slayer, Korn, Disturbed and the rest of this great lineup all together during this special weekend,” says Monster Energy Aftershock founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “Discovery Park is such a unique venue that allows us to put on an experience on a grand scale, but in an intimate setting that sets Aftershock apart.” 

Aftershock tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 8 at Noon PT at the fest’s official site. Tickets are limited and will go fast. Fans are encouraged to buy early so they don’t miss out on the chance to see so many iconic rock bands at one American festival.

In 2015, a sold-out crowd of 45,000 was in attendance at Aftershock for the best hard rock, metal and alternative artists, along with gourmet food trucks and extensive onsite experiences. As I said after being blown away last year, Aftershock has found a new thread, and the way they’re approaching the festival ecosystem may just defibrillate the soul of rock fests in America. They’re mixing vibrant alt rock colors into what was typically a monolithic skull-and- crossbones metal template of black on black, side-stepping the big-box corporate model and building peripheral excitement through on-site activities, enhanced Gourmet Man Food attractions and more.” 

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Tickets and VIP packages will initially be priced as follows (increasing in the coming weeks):

General Admission Weekend: $149.50

General Admission Single Day: $89.50

GA Weekend 4-Pack: $476.00

VIP Weekend: $279.50

VIP Single Day: $154.50

VIP Zippo 2-Packs: $679.00 (includes VIP amenities + 2 Monster Energy Aftershock 2016 commemorative Zippos)

VIP passes include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining, seated and standing viewing area of main stage South (left), video screens featuring live feed from main stages inside VIP hang area, upgraded food and drink selections (for purchase), dedicated VIP restrooms, and a commemorative Monster Energy Aftershock 2016 laminate.

Specially priced hotel + festival ticket packages make planning for Monster Energy Aftershock as easy as possible. Visit here for more info. Discounted online hotel rates are also available through Curadora.